FTP server setup on external hard drive

March 24, 2011 at 17:08:19
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm running a windows lan that connects 3 computers and a shared storage external hard drive. The whole network, including the external hard drive is connected by ethernet back to my adsl modem/router. I want to convert the external hard drive into an ftp server to enable secure file sharing on the internet by allowing remote access (for the purpose of downloading files) to anyone that I offer a username and password to.

The external hard drive is a Western Digital World Edition (blue light). I believe it's a 2008 model.

The adsl modem/router is a Billion Bipac 7300(G) RA.

Is this doable?? and if so can someone help me with instructions please?

Thanks in advance


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#1
March 25, 2011 at 08:09:14
It should be doable but whether it is or not will depend on what ftp software you're using.

If you can find software able to map to a network drive (ie: your external hard drive) then you would configure it to point there and then the port forward on your router would point to the PC running the ftp server software. Clients would connect and have access to whatever folders you make available on the external hard drive.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
March 25, 2011 at 15:40:44
Thanks Curt

The external drive is already mapped as network drive z, so I may be well on the way. Do you think I should try the filezilla ftp server software to set the rest up?


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#3
March 28, 2011 at 07:49:47
I can't really say, sorry.

I have yet to play much with windows based ftp server software. I have one UNIX box and several Linux based boxes at home and if I want to ftp, I set it up on them. I will say I can see no reason not to try that out with the software you have in hand.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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